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The Many Health Benefits of Essential Oils
When it comes to self-care and aromatherapy products, a woman can never be too cautious. What we put in and on our bodies should be of the utmost importance to us, and often is. Breathe Free Essentials proudly utilizes 100% natural essential oils, to help you stay sharp, improve critical thinking, and uplift your mood. We’re suckers for all-natural ingredients, so let’s dive into the benefits of one of our favorites: eucalyptus oil.
Native to Australia, eucalyptus is an evergreen tree now grown in many areas of the world, and is widely used as a natural remedy to support a healthy lifestyle. It’s an ingredient we often see in the teas we enjoy sipping on, as well as for topical use or inhalation. So, what exactly does this mystical plant offer up?
Here are our Top 3 favorite things about eucalyptus:
- High in antioxidants: Eucalyptus leaves are a great source of antioxidants, particularly flavonoids, which protect your body from oxidative stress and free radical damage. Remember, antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in your body. Free radicals are compounds that can cause harm if their levels become too high in your body, and studies have shown they may be linked to multiple illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Maybe most importantly, a large study including nearly 100,000 women and men found that a diet high in flavonoids was associated with an 18% lower risk of fatal heart disease.
- May promote relaxation: Relaxation means different things to different people, but if you’re lucky, eucalyptus may be just what you need to dial the symptoms of stress back a bit. Researchers believe that, when inhaled, it decreases the activity of your sympathetic nervous system — also known as your stress response system — and increases the activity of your parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes relaxation. Lucky for you, Breathe Free Essentials blends also help relax the mind and clear your head, for natural stress relief.
- May improve health: Eucalyptus leaf extract, known as eucalyptol, contains high amounts of ethanol and macrocarpal C — a type of polyphenol — which can boost digestion and brain health, as well as help protect against heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even certain cancers.
Breathe Free Essentials Soothing and Clarity blends contain this essential oil super ingredient to soothe your senses and clear your mind. Experience the benefits of portable aromatherapy in a handheld nebulizer-like device with Breathe Free Essentials and give yourself a moment to breathe.